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inquire
used in Persuasion

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Definition
to ask about or look into something
  • Anne said what was proper, and enquired after her husband.
    Chapter 5 (62% in)
  • ...behaviour; not likely to make the smallest difficulty about terms, only wanted a comfortable home, and to get into it as soon as possible; knew he must pay for his convenience; knew what rent a ready-furnished house of that consequence might fetch; should not have been surprised if Sir Walter had asked more; had inquired about the manor; would be glad of the deputation, certainly, but made no great point of it; said he sometimes took out a gun, but never killed; quite the gentleman.
    Chapter 3 (67% in)
  • It was an afternoon of distress, and Anne had every thing to do at once; the apothecary to send for, the father to have pursued and informed, the mother to support and keep from hysterics, the servants to control, the youngest child to banish, and the poor suffering one to attend and soothe; besides sending, as soon as she recollected it, proper notice to the other house, which brought her an accession rather of frightened, enquiring companions, than of very useful assistants.
    Chapter 7 (9% in)
  • He had inquired after her, she found, slightly, as might suit a former slight acquaintance, seeming to acknowledge such as she had acknowledged, actuated, perhaps, by the same view of escaping introduction when they were to meet.
    Chapter 7 (66% in)
  • He had enquired after her, she found, particularly; had expressed his hope of Miss Elliot's not being the worse for her exertions, and had spoken of those exertions as great.
    Chapter 13 (70% in)
  • Anne enquired after Captain Benwick, Mary's face was clouded directly.
    Chapter 14 (15% in)
  • This was Sir Walter and Elizabeth's share of interest in the letter; when Mrs Clay had paid her tribute of more decent attention, in an enquiry after Mrs Charles Musgrove, and her fine little boys, Anne was at liberty.
    Chapter 18 (37% in)
  • Anne did not receive the perfect conviction which the Admiral meant to convey, but it would have been useless to press the enquiry farther.
    Chapter 18 (98% in)
  • How she might have felt had there been no Captain Wentworth in the case, was not worth enquiry; for there was a Captain Wentworth; and be the conclusion of the present suspense good or bad, her affection would be his for ever.
    Chapter 21 (2% in)
  • "Nay," said Anne, "I have no particular enquiry to make about her.
    Chapter 21 (43% in)
  • It was a great object to her to escape all enquiry or eclat; but it was her intention to be as decidedly cool to him as might be compatible with their relationship; and to retrace, as quietly as she could, the few steps of unnecessary intimacy she had been gradually led along.
    Chapter 22 (14% in)
  • The careless expression was life to Anne, who saw that Captain Wentworth was all attention, looking and listening with his whole soul; and that the last words brought his enquiring eyes from Charles to herself.
    Chapter 22 (75% in)
  • He enquired after you very particularly; asked even if you were personally altered, little suspecting that to my eye you could never alter.
    Chapter 23 (77% in)

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